After the initial paperwork you will meet with your therapist to complete what is called an intake assessment, also known as a psycho-social assessment. Your therapist will collect information about your concerns and your reason(s) for seeking therapy along with personal history that may be relevant to therapy. Expect an hour full of questions—this helps your therapist better understand you and your needs and helps to “paint a picture” about what you’re needing from therapy. Once you and your therapist complete the intake assessment, you will take some time to discuss your therapy recommendations. Recommendations include what type of therapy, how often, for how long, etc… You and your therapist will agree on recommendations that best fit your lifestyle and needs.
After completing the assessment you will schedule additional sessions if needed.
Please feel free to find the Brighter Futures Counseling initial paperwork under the Forms tab of our website. Completing this information ahead of time can expedite your first appointment. There are several additional questionnaires available on this website than can provide our therapists with more information about you and/or your family. Please take some time to complete the additional questionnaires as well. However, please do not worry if you are unable to complete the electronic forms and questionnaires—we have everything at our office and will help you on site.